This Year for Mother’s Day I’m Planning a Mother/Son Dance Date Night

Every year for Mother’s Day and my birthday in October, I get to pick what we are going to do as a family. For a few years, in both the spring and the fall, I took my kids biking in Lanesboro. We’ve gone to Duluth to visit my mom and grandma and, one year, stayed at The Edge waterpark. We’ve also gone to the Mall of America. Last year, I took my sons to a Twins game. Spending time in the car with my older son is rare since he got his driver’s license. At the baseball game, we had fun food for lunch, and both of my boys bought souvenirs. It was a fun way to spend the day together. 

This year for Mother’s Day, I’m going to take my boys on a date night and help them learn how to dance. My older son is graduating from high school this spring, and I think it’s my responsibility to help him learn how to lead a dance partner. I’ve arranged for Eric Hoyer, owner of Med City Dance Center, now located at 1115 7th Street NW, to teach a mother and son dance class for boys ages 10-18 on Friday, May 12 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. If you would like to join me, along with Emily Watkins, owner of Empowered Wellness, and her two sons for an hour of rumba, waltz and swing, please contact me via email or RSVP on Facebook. Its only $30 per mother and son pair, plus $10 for each additional son. Make it a night out, and take them out to eat afterwards or pick up a $5 Pizza.

On the cover of this issue are a mother daughter restaurant duo. You may know LeeAnn Zubay from her restaurant ZZest, but do you know her daughter Lindsay? Have you been to Porch to eat yet? Read their fabulous Fare with Flair story starting on page 25.  

Speaking of food adventures, read about food trucks around Rochester (Pages 25-26) and go taste some of their eclectic combinations. It’s a great time of year to get outside and try some new food.

Towards the end of this issue (page 50) you’ll find an article about the Zumbrota’s woman-owned businesses. Join us for a Ladies Night Out on the trolley to tour the shops in Zumbrota on Wednesday, June 28th. We’ll be leaving from Casablanca at 5:30 pm. Yes, we will have wine! Please pre-register online at or meet us up there in Zumbrota. And, check out the Ladies Night Out Rochester tours offered by Rochester Trolley & Tour Company
(page 9) starting in May. 

I hope you enjoy this issue of Rochester Women Magazine!